Quality of work life among women employees in Indian IT sector
Bibin J Poovathany
The purpose of the research is to study the quality of work life for the women employees in Indian IT sector. It aims to gain an insight into current working life policies and practices. Several notable factors that influence quality of work life are: Adequate and Fair Compensation; Safe and Healthy Working Conditions; Opportunity to Use and Develop Human Capabilities; Opportunity for Career Growth etc. QWL provides for the balanced relationship among work, non- work and family aspects of life. In other words, family life and social life should not be strained by working hours including overtime work, work during inconvenient hours, business travel, transfers, vacations etc. The report will be formulated after a thorough research and will be based on the information given by the company personal and through questionnaire filled by the employees. In due course of our project we will visit the companies and interact with the people concerned and will have a focus group discussion with them.
The term Quality of Work Life (QWL) was initially introduced in the late 1960’s as a way of focusing on the effects of employment on worker health and general well being, and a way to enhance the quality of a person’s on-the-job experience. Numerous works on work life thereafter proves that what happened in the workplace have significant impact on individuals and their families. (Greenhaus & Beutell,1985; Kossek & Ozeki, 1998; Lewis &... [continues]
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